Blood drenched the land beneath the King’s feet, his mind sensing one fleeting moment of sentiment. But she poisoned the land that sustained them. And for that, his Queen and her Jack had long ago boiled alive in the very river they had spoiled. But now he felt nothing, his soul long ago shattered by her betrayal. The very sight of the river enough to remind him of why he had done it. Soon, her prized creation would feel as much suffering as he had. His eye caste down, his voice emotionless and unyielding, “Kill them all!”
Last Edit: Oct 12, 2022 18:48:20 GMT -6 by jlthoreau
The royal realm was in an uproar. The Queen's fresh-from-the-oven bakery items had been stolen. Again!
This time, the Knave could not be the guilty party since, still black-and-blue from his recent thrashing by the King's personal secret service agents related to the Case of the Purloined Tarts some days prior, he continued to languish in the imperial hoosgow.
The felonious miscreant, apprehended via citizen's arrest by the young seafaring Bobby Shafto, proved to be one Jack Horner who, despite protesting his innocence by declaring, "I'm a good boy," was caught red-handed with his thumb stuck in a plum pie.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2022 13:47:33 GMT -6 by FoxxGlove
Post by Caulder Melhaire on Oct 15, 2022 20:26:15 GMT -6
Wheel of Fortune Three cards sit on a candlelit table. Jack ignores the pounding at his door and flips the first to aptly reveal The Tower, upside down and struck by lightning. No doubt also filled with sobs this night. The second card is The Chariot, and he smiles. Yes, the people flooding the moonlit streets chant his name, though the kingly figure astride the carriage is reminiscent of the one who wants his head.
He flips the final card to find the Hanged Man and Fool stuck together with dried mead. What better cards for someone who has just murdered a Queen.
I see the poll results have changed. Do we need to revisit the points formerly awarded?
Hey who snuck a vote in there?! Huh. Well, this usually doesn't happen, at least not that I've caught before.
No, everyone can keep their points as they were awarded - the polling closes midnight the night before I announce the winners, so whatever results I see when I take the final count and make the announcement on Sunday are what we use for the final tally. (I also often don't check first thing in the morning either, so y'all technically have part of Sunday to vote as well, so long as you drop it in before I get there.) But as of Sunday, 2:18 PM, it was a 3-way tie, and then someone stuck a vote in there after so we'll stick with the initial results.
Sadly, there's no way to lock the poll after the deadline without deleting it. I usually leave them up for posterity's sake, nope, ignore that last, I went looking on the internet and apparently I'm blind as I am foolish. There is a lock button right there under the poll, and I haven't been using it at all. Okay! Problem solved. Next week I'll remember to lock the dang poll after I do the tally. And then we can keep the results up for evidence.
bluewpc: How have you been keepin?
Dec 2, 2022 13:11:54 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Fffffeeeck those videos. Um, I been keeping safe. Heh.
Dec 2, 2022 13:15:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: So glad you checked in, blue.
Dec 2, 2022 13:16:58 GMT -6
bluewpc: glad to have checked in. missed yall
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bluewpc: this were an online home
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RAVENEYE: yes! we hope it can be again. update us when you can, k?
Dec 2, 2022 13:19:33 GMT -6
bluewpc: I will. You know something I need to say. I left America because I absolutely could not stand the normal life. I need adventure and blood. Maybe something to keep in mind for future writings
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:14 GMT -6
bluewpc: After this war Im going to go find another war
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bluewpc: and hey glad to see ya Raven
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bluewpc: Ill let andlo know the site is back up
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RAVENEYE: Some folks are built for it. That detail makes for one heck of a character, no doubt.
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Alatariel: Wow blue, stay safe my friend and good to see ya here again
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Soliton: Be back. Be safe. Be alive.
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pelwrath: A happy birthday to SF writer, Leigh Brackett, ‘The Queen of Space Opera’. Born 12/7/1915.
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